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Alphabet is delivering on its promise to bring Internet back to Puerto Rico. The company is flying helium balloons over the island to bring LTE connectivity back. So far 100,000 of the island's 3.5 million residents have gotten Internet back.
J.Crew wanted to be bought by Amazon, according to chairman Mickey Drexler. Drexler told the New York Times he approached Amazon about a potential deal and said his company would give Amazon a "machine of style and taste in fashion." Meanwhile, Amazon is reportedly launching its own private label athleisure line.
A public interest group says unsafe amounts of lead were found in Fidget Wild Premium Spinners sold at Target. The toy is still on shelves in stores and the companies insist the product is safe.
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- Harley-Davidson is putting its electric bike on pause.
- A big shakeup at Boeing: Dennis Muilenburg will remain CEO but will lose his chairman title on Friday.
- Uber and Lyft are suing New York City over a rule that limits the time drivers can cruise without passengers.